Wordless Wednesday: Green goodness from my little Garden

Garden goodness

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Serenity: the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled

roses

Time spent in my garden is time spent in serenity…(most of the time, except for when the bugs eat my plants)..but other than that, it is a very calm, peaceful, untroubled place in my little world.

Where do you find your serenity?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

A photo of spring….I live in San Diego! Where should I begin?

It feels like there is always something in bloom around here, but spring does bring some new and energetic colors when it bursts onto the scene.

These are two of the most recent additions to my garden.  I’m loving the purple color of the Hydrangea.  It was a gift from my daughter, and it makes me smile every time I look at it!

 

Hydranga with more colorOrange mum

 

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Lost in my garden

I realized something yesterday as I was tending to my garden. I could get lost there for a very, very long time!

I meandered through the yard, pulling the miscellaneous weeds, nipping back unruly plants, and deadheading flowers. I inhaled the smells from the roses, the lavender and the herbs.  It was invigorating, and relaxing, all at one time.

The cool breeze blowing gently through the trees, the beauty of the flowers and plants, even the dirt smelled good! 🙂

Yep, I was lost in this wonderous place. The hours went by… no need to hurry, no feeling of stress or anxiety.

Just me, and my garden….a glorious place to be.

my secret garden

“In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there. To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe. I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels.” ~Dodinsky

Wordless Wednesday: First one out!

my secret garden

Wordless Wednesday – Purple flowers

purple flowers

It’s official! First day of Spring!

purple robe tree

Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
~L.H. Bailey

Bright and beautiful

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I’m enjoying the brilliant colors of spring! Probably one of my favorite times of the year. It seems as though everywhere I turn, I see another pretty flower popping up to greet me. All Things Bright and Beautiful by – Cecil Frances Alexander All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things […]

Today’s the day

I can’t take it anymore!  My garden is calling to me and I’m going to answer! Sorry house work, you’ll just have to wait for another day.

I’m going to go outside and enjoy the beautiful sunshine!

Nature's Vitamin D!

Nature’s Vitamin D!

I took a quick walk around the yard after I returned home from snow country, and just knew it wouldn’t be long before I was outside enjoying the comfort of my backyard oasis!

my little oasis in life

my little oasis in life

So, today’s the day.

I’m going to enjoy the peace and quiet of my garden, with a little weeding, and a nip and tuck along the way.

Along with the refreshing breath of warm air, and the healing power of Vitamin D….

this should be a good day!

Growing a salad

I decided to try to plant some lettuce in my garden!  Why not?  We have been eating salad a lot lately, so I thought it would be pretty cool to actually grow a salad in my garden.  As it turns out, it appears to be working!

The lettuce is actually growing!  I have been visiting it daily to see how it’s doing, and much to my surprise, it’s a success. I’m quite happy with this little adventure.


Right now, the plants are a little small, but hopefully in a few more days there will be enough to harvest a little salad for me and my husband to share.

It’s a little surreal to me to grow things that I can actually eat!  I guess I’m just a city girl through and through.  I lived in farm country as a child, and food from the farm was more common than food from the grocery store, but that was a long time a go, and Trader Joe’s has since become my “farm” of choice these days.


If this works out as well as I hope it will, I just might be spending a little less money at Trader Joe’s!